- I work with a guy in Kentucky who usually has evening plans, so he's done at 2pm Left Coast time. If I wake up and get started by 6am, spreading the morning chores through the morning, I can get 8 hours of collaborative time available with him. If instead I awoke at 6am to make it into the office by 8am, I would
lose 10 hours a week. Working with Europe is a bigger hassle here. On standard office hours, everything with Europe has to be done by 10 am. Try getting anything done with India unless both parties have time flexibility!
10 hrs a week
Reader/software guru Brad Hutchings with an interesting example of telecommuting's productivity benefits: